F. Arbitration

Overview

This will vary by jurisdiction, though some courts have held that arbitration awards and records filed with the court are presumptively-open court documents. For example, the Sixth Circuit in U.S. v. Miami University, 294 F.3d 797, 822-23 (6th Cir. 2002) cited Jessup v. Luther, 277 F.3d 926, 928-29 (7th Cir. 2002) for the proposition that “settlement agreements and arbitrations are private documents subject to a right of access only when filed in the court record.”

6th Cir.